Oral surgeons carry out all sorts of operations on the face and jaw. But a specialized group focuses on dental implants. We’re happy that our own Dr. Alex Rabinovich is one such oral surgeon. While he does many other oral surgery procedures, such as wisdom teeth extraction, bone grafting, and more, he is known throughout San Francisco and the entire Bay Area as one of the top-rated dental implant oral surgeons.
This is important when you are considering dental implants. Although our dental implants are affordable, we accept that they are not a “cheap” procedure. You are not going to get dental implants for $250. However, when you have a missing tooth or teeth, dental implants are the 21st century way to replace them. Dental implants are as near as you can possibly get to replacing your original teeth, but you need to see one of the best dental implant oral surgeons in order to have them fitted.
Dental implants are very small titanium screws which are inserted into the jawbone where the original tooth root was situated. Over a period of a few weeks, the jawbone will grow tightly around the implant in a process known as osseointegration, and when that has occurred a crown is attached to the implant.
A Fully Functioning Tooth That Works Exactly Like The Original
Now you have a fully functioning tooth – or teeth – that work in exactly the same way as the original. You can chew and eat foods in a way that you may not have been able to do for years, and they will not move. They cannot slip or slide about like a denture can do, and you don’t have to have two perfectly good teeth cut down in order to support a crown as you do with a bridging procedure.
Dr Rabinovich typically uses only the very finest titanium implants manufactured by NobelBiocare. He does not use “cheap” foreign imports which are used elsewhere. He has also invested in a NewTom 3D CAT scanner which gives him a far better picture of your jawbone, nerves, and tissues than a traditional X-ray will ever do. This enables him to position the implant or implants precisely, and it also enables him to select the correct size and type of implant so that he avoids damaging any nerves or sinuses.
These are some of the reasons why Dr Rabinovich is widely recognized as one of the top-rated dental implant oral surgeons not just in San Francisco, but in the wider Bay Area. People flock to his office in the Financial District in order to receive their dental implants from one of the foremost specialists in the US.